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Owen has confidence in Reds
It has been five days since Manchester United slumped to defeat at the hands of Manchester City and lost ground in the Barclays Premier League title race, but with critical assignments against Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round at Old Trafford tomorrow evening and Lyons in the Champions League four days later, Owen Hargreaves believes that they are ready to renew their campaign on all three fronts. “I don’t think there’s anyone with their head down,” said the England midfield player. “The derby game has gone and we’re all professional enough and have been in the game long enough to know there’s a next game. We’ve got to take that opportunity to make things better. It’s a long season and there are definitely games in a season that are more important than others. Next week is one of those weeks; we’re in three competitions and it’s very important to see what direction we are heading in.”
Oliver Kay, The Times
In other news, the Premier League’s controversial plan for an 'international round' of matches appeared to be scuppered last night when Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, gave it an unequivocal thumbs-down.
Many of the tabloids feature quotes from Gary Neville's interview with United Review in which is he lauds Cristiano Ronaldo.